Everybody sing now! To the tune of ‘The wheels on the bus go round and round…’

The neighbor on the street says, “Salam malecum!”
“Peace to you!”
“Salam malecum!”
The neighbor on the street says, “Salam malecum!”, all through Dakar!

The transportation worker asks, “Fan nga dem?”
“Where are you going?”
“Fan nga dem?”
The transportation worker asks, “Fan nga dem?”, all through Dakar!

The mom of the house says, “Lekkuloo dara!”
“You hardly ate!”
“Lekkuloo dara!”
The mom of the house says, “Lekkuloo dara!”, all through Dakar!

The phone credit vendor says, “Amna promotion!”
“Special offer today!”
“Amna promotion!”
The phone credit vendor says, “Amna promotion!”, all through Dakar!

The nightguard man asks, “Naka nga fanane?”
“How did you sleep?”
“Naka nga fanane?”
The nightguard man asks, “Naka nga fanane?”, all through Dakar!

The peanut lady says, “Kay jende waaye!”
“Come and buy!”
“Kay jende waaye!”
The peanut lady says, “Kay jende waaye!”, all through Dakar!

The guy on the beach asks, “Am nga jëkker?”
“Got a husband?”
“Am nga jëkker?”
The guy on the beach asks, “Am nga jëkker?”, all through Dakar!

The taxi driver guy says, “Gasoil dafa cher!”
“Fuel is expensive!”
“Gasoil dafa cher!”
The taxi driver guy says, “Gasoil dafa cher!”, all through Dakar!

The talibé boy says, “Maay ma cent francs!”
“Give me 100 francs!”
“Maay ma cent francs!”
The talibé boy says, “Maay ma cent francs!”, all through Dakar!

Any verses to add?

* Photos by Penelope Jordan.

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